Category Archives: Men’s Watches

Chrono-Logical Matters

In today’s ever changing times, it’s very easy to mistake an oversized women’s watch for a man’s watch. Watch styles like the times we live in are constantly changing and a good number of 40mm or larger women’s sport watches could easily pass for men’s styles.

However, it’s not as easy to mistake a chronograph for a chronometer, although they do sound alike. A chronograph is a watch with independent stop-watch and display watch functions. The term comes from the Greek terms for time: “chronos” and writing: “graph.” And the term is interpreted more today about the recording of time rather than writing.

In 1882, Edouard Heuer patented one of the first time-keeping chronograph watches. Five years later Heuer introduced an oscillating pinion mechanism which is still used in the craftsmanship of mechanical chronographs by many watchmakers today.

BREITLING-A7338710-BB49-SSA chronometer on the other hand is a Swiss-made timepiece awarded a certification of precision by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute). A certified chronometer has met the precision criteria and standards of the COSC, as well as having past rigid tests conducted by the Institute.

Interestingly, both 3-hand and chronograph timepieces have been awarded chronometer certification by the COSC. And Swiss-made automatic, mechanical and quartz timepieces are eligible for chronometer certification.

Many of today’s most-prestigious watchmakers, including TAG Heuer, Invicta, Chopard, Graham, Baume & Mercier, Zenith and Breitling feature COSC certified chronometers in their timepiece assortments. In fact, all Breitling watches, both automatic and quartz models are certified chronometers.

You’ll find many of today’s most-sought after Breitling watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Colt II Chronograph for men. This outstanding certified chronometer has a generously proportioned case and matching triple link bracelet in premium grade stainless steel case.

The unidirectional rotating bezel with engraved markers surrounds the patterned black dial with three silver-tone subdials, luminous hands and baton hour markers. A window between the four and five o’clock hours reveals the automatic date calendar.

Features include 1/10th of a second, small-second and 12-hour subdials. A screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 300 meters or 990 feet. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter and 14 mm thick.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

In The Winner’s Circle With TAG Heuer

With watch series named Aquaracer, Formula 1, Carrera, Monza and Monaco it is easy to see why TAG Heuer is the go-to watch brand in the world of auto racing. For generations, the brand has been closely identified with the high speed dynamics of the virile fast-paced sport.

Many may attribute the brand’s racing legacy to the time when actor Steve McQueen, who wore a Monaco chronograph on his wrist in the motion picture “Le Mans,” which catapulted the original Heuer brand to worldwide prominence and notoriety in 1970.

However Edouard Heuer, the brand’s founder, received a patent in 1911 for his Time of Trip dashboard chronograph, which was used in automobiles and aircrafts to measure the time and duration of a trip.

By 1958 with the Monte Carlo 12-Hour Stopwatch, the Super Autavia full chronograph, the Sebring 60-minute, split-second timer and the Auto Rallye 60-minute stop watch, the Heuer brand was the leading producer of stopwatches and timing equipment.CAH1210.BA0862

Heuer was also the top watch choice for automobile racers and enthusiasts. The brand  issued special versions of its chronographs for the Formula 1 and Indianapolis 500 competitions during the 1960’s.

In 1971, automaker Ferrari chose Heuer as the official timekeeper of Team Ferrari and Heuer watches were worn by illustrios drivers on the Ferrari team.

In 1985, the Heuer brand was acquired by Techniques d’Avant Garde, manufacturers of the ceramic turbochargers for Formula 1 cars.

The newly formulated company TAG Heuer soon introduced the Formula 1 racing inspired watch collection featuring cases made of the ceramic material used in the turbochargers.

A new, updated version of the Formula 1  is featured in TAG Heuer’s collection today, as are other racing inspired timepieces from the Carrera, Monaco and Monza collections. You’ll find many high-speed TAG Heuer watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Formula 1 Men’s chronograph in stainless steel and ceramic.

This high-performance men’s watch has a strapping 41mm diameter stainless steel case, presented on an attractive triple link bracelet in stainless steel and lustrous black ceramic. The unidirectional rotating bezel with a black ceramic top ring encircles the black chronograph dial with two subdials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside and water-resistance to 200 meters.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

Popular Invicta Style

When it comes to the Best Seller lists, Invicta Watches usually rank at the top. For the past decade, Invicta timepieces have been captivating men and women around the globe for their strapping robust stature, dynamic spirit along with their superlative quality.

Invicta watches do more than just tell time. They make a personal statement and are a reflection of the individual style of the person wearing one. The brand’s name comes from the Latin term “invincible”. And their bold, innovative designs and impeccable craftsmanship have made them the invincible leaders in the watch industry.

Today’s top-selling Invicta watches are showcased this week at luxury retailer The Watchery during their Invicta Best Sellers Event.

INVICTA-12900Close to 300 of today’s top selling Invicta timepieces for men and women are featured in the week-long event, including popular styles from the Pro Diver, Subaqua, Bolt Reserve, Venom and Excursion collections.

Whether you’re searching for a pace-setting chronograph, an unrelenting automatic timepiece, an ultra-precise GMT model or a depth-defying divers watch, you’re certain to just the perfect Invicta watch at deep-discounted savings up to 95%.

The Invicta Bolt Reserve GMT Chronograph offers exemplary style and craftsmanship. This outstanding Swiss-made men’s timepiece has the distinction of being awarded Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

The premium grade stainless steel case is presented on the signature multi-link bracelet in brushed and polished  steel. Decorative braided rope detail in blue ion-plated steel accents the bezel, exterior case sides and bracelet.

The unidirectional rotating bezel encircles the skeleton dial with three subdials, blue GMT hands, luminous skeleton hands and cabochon dot hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers.

The skeleton exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate movement inside. Chronograph is 52mm in diameter, 22mm thick and is water-resistant to 200 meters or 660 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

Be Italian: It’s Time For Milan Fashion Week

All eyes will be on the Italian fashion capital of Milan next week as the Italian Fashion week kicks off on Monday September 22, 2014.

Prominent fashion designers Giorgio Armani, Prada, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Moschino, Fendi, Salvatore Ferragamo and Roberto Cavalli are expected to introduce their spring ready-to-wear fashion collections.

This is the third fashion week event of the fall, preceding the New York and London events which were held earlier this month and occuring prior to the Paris fashion week, which will be held the following week.GUCCI-YA115235

Italian fashion designers have always been at the forefront for their innovative creations and minimalist modern looks. Many of these popular designers have extended to collections to include ready-to-wear fashion accessories, sunglasses and wristwatches, too.

Popular luxury retailer The Watchery has an extensive collection of today’s most-wanted Italian designer watches, including highly sought-after models from Gucci, Fendi, U-Boat, Officine Pannerai, Bvlgari, Emporio Armani, Dolce Gabbana, Salvatore Ferragamo and Ferrari…all all exceptional sale prices.

The Gucci Pantheon chronograph  for men captures essence the sleek, minimalist Italian design at its finest. This contemporary timepiece is sleekly styled and just right for today’s modern man. The handsome Tonneau shaped case in premium grade stainless steel is highly polished to a lustrous glow.

A striking combination of satin finished steel outer links and polished steel center links are presented on the handsome vertical link bracelet. The perfectly round bezel surrounds the  legible black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include an automatic date calendar, 1/10th of a second, small-second and 30-minute registers. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. Chronograph is 44mm in diameter, 11mm thick and is water-resistant to 30 meters or 100 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

Meet The New Multi-Taskers

Timing is everything for today’s modern man and having the correct timepiece is vital and important. Whether it’s being punctually on time for a Monday morning boardroom meeting, making it early to an important midweek meeting with clients or arriving fashionably on time to a Friday evening dinner party, you’ll want a timepiece that delivers accurate and precise dimensions.

Fortunately many of today’s timepieces do more than just tell time. Many chronographs have stop-watch functions, dual time zone options and tachymeter bezels to measure distance. Others have built-in altimeters and barometers, moon phase subdials, even GPS and heart-rate indicators.

Many of these multi-tasking wristwatches are showcased this week at luxury retailer The Watchery during their When Style Meets Function   event. A wide assortment of popular men’s watches from Chopard, Perrelet, Luminox, TAG Heuer, Graham, IWC, Tissot, Bell & Ross, Baume & Mercier and TechnoMarine are featured in the promotion.CHOPARD-168459-3001RBK

The  Chopard Mille Miglia Gran Turismo chronograph is an excellent choice. This dynamic men’s timepiece pays homage to the legendary Italian racing competition.

The highly pronounced case in satin-finished stainless steel is presented on an attractive black rubber strap, featuring  engraved tire tread detail reminiscent of a Perelli auto racing tire. The stationary tachymeter bezel with engraved markers encircle the attractive black dial with three subdials, luminous hands and markers. The fluted screw-down crown and lever-design push pieces add the striking good looks.

Chronograph features a magnified date window at the 3 o’clock hour, small-second, 30-minute and 12-hour registers. The skeleton exhibition caseback lets you see the intricate mechanical movement inside.

This exemplary crafted Swiss-made automatic timepiece watch also holds the distinction of being awarded Chronometer certification by the COSC (Official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute).

Chronograph is 46mm in diameter, 14mm thick and water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

Celebrated Invicta Time

Invicta watches have captivated the world for over 20 years, since the company’s re-launch in the late 1990’s. The brand is highly sought after today, mainly for its dynamic and innovative good looks…not to mention strapping size and stature.

While the Invicta watch brand has been around since 1837, when founder Raphael Picard set-up shop in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland, the brand had modest success from its origins to the 1900’s. However, Invicta did not make it into global radar until the 1990’s, when it was purchased by a United States investment group headed by its current President Eyal Lalo.

The introduction of the brand’s Lupah wristwatch in 2000 catapulted Invicta to worldwide prominence. This strapping rectangular shaped timepiece offered a bold, daring perspective at its time presented on a genuine leather strap. The  stout 47mm wide, 12mm thick case created a prominent appearance on the wrist.

INVICTA-0338Fourteen years later Invicta watches have grown in size and prominence. Many of timepieces in the brand’s current men’s watches are over 55mm in diameter and over 20mm thick. What’s more, many of the Invicta women’s watches are 40mm in diameter or more.

This week, luxury retailer The Watchery is celebrating its 13th Anniversary selling Invicta watches on its site during their Semi-Annual Invicta Watch Event. Hundreds of today’s best-selling men’s and women’s styles are featured in the week-long promotion.

The Invicta Arsenal chronograph offers a bold and daring perspective for today’s modern man. This virile and masculine timepiece commands attention on the wrist with its strapping 59mm diameter and 17mm thick size.

The premium grade stainless steel case is presented on a dynamic triple link bracelet in stainless steel and black ion-plated steel. The unidirectional rotating black ion-plated steel bezel encircles the black chronograph dial with three subdials, an automatic date calendar, luminous hands and hour markers.

Features include a small-second, 60-minute and 12-hour register. Premium Swiss-made quartz movement inside assures you of precise time-keeping accuracy. A screw-down crown and case back provide water-resistance to 200 meters or 660 feet.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

Get Into Action With Suunto

When it comes to the great outdoor wrist gear, Suunto timepieces have reached the highest peak. These vigorous high-performance timepieces are expressly made for sports, action and fitness enthusiasts.

Suunto is a Finnish watch brand, started in 1936 by engineer Thomas Vohlonen, who invented the mass production method for a liquid filled compass. The compass was compact, lightweight and could easily be worn on the wrist.

During World War II, Suunto introduced a liquid sighting compass which was used on missions by artillery officers. The company quickly grew after the war providing navigational instruments to both civilian and military clientele.

Compasses play a big part of Suunto’s watch assortment today, as do models measuring acceleration and altitude, along with GPS location indicators, not to mention timepieces with built-in heart monitors. The brand offers specialized models for alpine skiing, mountain hiking, golfing, sailing, swimming, diving and running.SUUNTO-SS020655000

No matter if you are climbing the mountains of the Rockies, deep-sea diving in the Caribbean, hiking in the Yosemite, skiing down the slopes in Idaho or sailing in Lake Michigan, you will want a Suunto timepiece by your side for the most accurate calculations.

The brand is prominently featured this week at luxury retailer The Watchery with their Suunto Sprint To Savings Event.  Many of the brand’s popular watches for men and women are presented in the promotion, including models from the M5, Ambit 2, Quest, Core and Vector series.

The Suunto Ambit 2 Multifunction men’s wristwatch is ideal for runners. The built-in GPS function gives you accurate speed and distance. In addition, the heart rate monitor lets you train within your ideal zone. This outstanding oversized men’s watch has a round black case in durable, lightweight polyamide.

The matching black resin band is contoured to comfortably fit around the wrist. The black digital dial provides clear, accurate readings. Additional features include an altimeter, compass, chronograph and countdown timer functions along with a day, date and month indicator.

Quality quartz movement inside provides precise time-keeping accuracy. Watch is 50mm in diameter, 15mm thick and is water-resistant to 50 meters. A USB adapter is included to connect to your laptop or personal computer.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.

The Professional Choice: Bell & Ross Watches

Bell & Ross is a relatively a young watch company that is heralded and revered in horological circles today for their exemplary designed and precision crafted timepieces. Founded in 1992 by designer Bruno Belamich and business entrepreneur Carlos Rosilo, Bell & Ross set out to create timepieces for professionals in extreme situations, namely pilots, astronauts, divers and bomb-disposal experts.

The company looked to design watches for discerning professionals that met four fundamental principles: readability, performance, precision and water-resistance. Each Bell & Ross timepiece features highly accurate Swiss-made movements, clear visual indicators, the optimal water-resistance and distinctive functions for specialized use.

The brand’s first BR timepiece was patterned after the shape of a cockpit instrument and instantly became a popular choice for pilots and astronauts. The BR02 diving watches offered highly legible dials and water resistance to 1000 meters, while the Hydromax models contained hydraulic fluid and were able to counteract external pressures.BELLROSS-BR01-94-TITANIUM

Many of the brand’s original models are still being produced today along with many newer models at their production facilities in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. The technical exactness and utmost attention to detail in the design and production have remained unchanged for over 20 years.

You’ll find all of the latest Bell & Ross watches at luxury retailer The Watchery, including the Aviation Men’s Automatic Chronograph watch.

This expertly crafted Swiss-made timepiece features a strapping 46mm square shaped case in ultra-light and ultra-durable titanium. A high-performance black rubber strap adds to the striking good looks.

The stationary bezel encircles the carbon fiber dial with three subdials, luminous sword hands, Arabic and baton hour markers. Features include an automatic date calendar, small-second and 30-minute and 12-hour registers.

Chronograph is water-resistant to 100 meters or 330 feet. It features precise Swiss automatic movement inside and comes with an additional black canvas strap.

Complementary delivery is included on all domestic watch purchases at The Watchery.